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Who should pay for fire safety building remediation costs?

In December 2020, we reported on the vote by the House of Lords on amendments to the Fire Safety Bill relating to the remediation costs associated with the replacement of the dangerous cladding panels and other fire safety defects. Both the Fire Safety Bill and the Building Safety Bill are anticipated to come into effect early this year.

‘Diversity is a given, Inclusion is a choice’ – actionable ideas

In our 3rd blog in the series, ‘Diversity is given, Inclusion is a choice’, Annelieke Jense and Frouke Horstmann provide practical ways based on their experience working with clients on how organisations can create a true inclusive culture by installing processes that mitigate unconscious biases.


Twitter victims strike back

By Rhory Robertson and Aimee Stevens Social media offers its users an extraordinary and unprecedented freedom to communicate and let their voice be heard. But the abuse, bullying, harassment and trolling that has taken place in recent months on sites such as Facebook, Twitter and has not gone unnoticed. Two Twitter trolls who sent […]

Researching state aid

By Lucy Hughes Unless excepted, exempt or previously approved, the giving of any form of state aid is illegal. State aid is the provision of an economic advantage from public resources to a selected undertaking (or group of undertakings) operating in a commercial market that has the potential to distort competition and affect trade between […]

Corporate Matters — January 2014: government proposals for enhancing corporate transparency

The government has been consulting on proposals to enhance corporate transparency. Draft legislation is expected shortly but there is more than a strong possibility that the current relaxed approach to beneficial ownership and nominee directors may be about to change. Corporate finance professionals, intermediaries, funds and corporates will need to confront a less flexible regime… […]

No5 Chambers’ James Dixon appears on BBC Radio West Midlands

No5 Chambers barrister James Dixon appeared on BBC Radio West Midlands’ Danny Kelly Show twice during the week commencing 20 January. He was invited to comment on the law in relation to citizen’s arrest and self-defence on 21 January and 24 January respectively. Dixon will also be speaking at a series of three upcoming No5 […]

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Café Murano, St James

I’d broken my no lunch rule, just before Christmas. A few mouthfuls of delicate and delicious Vitello Tonnato, a client called and I had to leave. Completions at lunchtime. The curse of the property lawyer. By this point I can feel your incredulity. No lunches? But it’s true. My eating out is generally done at […]

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